Northern Appalachian, Cambria Arts, Homegrown Music Festival and More This Weekend!

By September 10, 2021 Music

Here is a listing of area live music and online music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, September 10 through Thursday, September 16.

As cooler temperatures start to arrive in the region, numerous festivals and other outdoor events provide live musical highlights over the next seven days.

The annual Northern Appalachian Folk Festival returns to downtown Indiana on Friday and Saturday. This festival presents an assortment of workshops, children’s activities, food and drink vendors, and live music. The music schedules for both days are in the listing below. Saturday’s portion of the festival will include a ceremony to remember the events of September 11, 2001; the ceremony starts at 11 a.m.

The annual Cambria County Arts & Heritage Festival returns to Duman Lake Park near Ebensburg both Saturday and Sunday. Celebrating Cambria County’s past and future, the festival will feature a wide variety of attractions, including crafts, food and refreshments, presenters, an opening ceremony honoring veterans on Saturday morning, portrayals of Titanic Captain J. Smith and President Abraham Lincoln on Sunday morning, and live music both days. See the listing below for more details.

The second annual Homegrown Music Festival takes place on Saturday at Lorain Borough Park in Johnstown to raise funds for the Community Foundation of the Alleghenies. Taking place over two stages, the music kicks off at 1 p.m. Food and refreshments from Johnstown area businesses will be available. Again, the listing below provides the schedule of musical performers at this event.

Former area NBC “The Voice” finalist Josh Gallagher headlines a country music-filled Saturday at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds. The event, benefiting the Matt Baker Local Cancer Fund, will feature music from Josh and his band, along with local favorites Chris Woodward & Shindiggin’ and the Zac Grace Band. A gun raffle and other activities will take place as well. The festivities begin at 10 a.m.

The Unter Uns Musical & Entertainment Society celebrates Oktoberfest on Friday and Saturday. Food, refreshments, and German-flavored music and live entertainment will happen both days.

The annual Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering takes place Friday through Sunday at Greenwood Furnace State Park near Huntingdon. Hosted and organized by Simple Gifts, the Huntingdon County Arts Council and Raystown Lake Region, the event will feature multiple music skill workshops teaching instrumental and singing techniques, as well as mentoring, jam sessions and nightly concerts by workshop faculty and musical guests. For ticket information, visit www.folkgathering.com.

For punk rock fans, “Camp Punksylvania” happens Friday through Sunday at Four Quarters Farm in Artemus (in southeastern Bedford County). Influential California ska-punk pioneers the Voodoo Glow Skulls top a lengthy list of performers appearing throughout the weekend. There will also be vendors, games, a swap meet, workshops and more. For more details, visit the website www.camppunksylvania.com.

And if all of the above events (plus all other musical happenings this weekend) aren’t enough, the annual Cookport Fair and Sinking Valley Farm Show get started during the coming week, both featuring live music and other entertainment.

Needless to say, many things are happening on area music stages this weekend, so browse the listing, pick an event or two or three, and SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC!

(Listings in chronological order by event start time)

FRIDAY 9/10:

Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering at Greenwood Furnace State Park, Huntingdon; featuring Fiddling Thomsons (4 p.m.) and Staff Concert (7 p.m.)

Northern Appalachian Folk Festival, downtown Indiana; featuring Somebody to Love (4 p.m.), Black Ridge (6 p.m.) and 13 Stories (8 p.m.)

Oktoberfest at Unter Uns Musical & Entertainment Society, Altoona; featuring Altoona Mens Chorus (6:30 p.m.) and This Albatross (7 p.m.)

“Camp Punksylvania” at Four Quarters Farm, Artemas (Bedford County); featuring Voodoo Glow Skulls, The Queers, Blanks 77, Public Serpents, Stolen Wheelchairs, Fat Chance, Tiger Sex, The Filthy Lowdown, Antagonizers ATL, Suzi Moon, Working Class Stiffs and more

Tony & Stacy at People’s Natural Gas Field, Altoona (pregame before Curve-Sea Wolves game, music starts 5 p.m.)

Grace at Stone Town Cafe & Gallery, Huntingdon (starts 5 p.m.)

“Friday Wine Down” with Phil McCaulley at Oak Spring Winery, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

Matthew Sheedy at Iron Pint Brewing, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

Bruce Schettig at Lakemont Park (C2 Trolley House), Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

“Gravity Zero” at ArtsAltoona Center, Altoona; featuring Abstentious, Christian Douglas and others (starts 6 p.m.)

Matt Wagner at Olde Bedford Brewing Co., Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

RAM Acoustics at Bella Terra Vineyards, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

Anchor & Arrow at University Wine Co., State College (starts 6 p.m.)

Free Range at 814 Cider Works (J.L. Farm & Cidery), State College (starts 6 p.m.)

Fireside Collective and Dirty Grass Players at Elk Creekside, Millheim (starts 6 p.m. – SOLD OUT)

Kimberly Dawn and Johann at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6 p.m.)

Devin Sherman at Juniata Brewing Company, Huntingdon (starts 7 p.m.)

Chris Daugherty at Woodside Bar & Grill, Johnstown (starts 8 p.m.)

Jimmy Herman & Gabe Allen at Levity Brewing Co., Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

Triple A Blues Band at Zeno’s, State College (starts 7 p.m.)

Walt & Jackie at B & L Wine Cellars, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

Open Mic Night with Cooter n’ Jim at Flood City Cafe, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

The Frick Brothers at The Break Room, Twin Rocks (starts 7 p.m.)

“Concert on the Village Green” with Group Therapy at Lemont Village Green, Lemont (starts 7 p.m.)

Buckshot Tea Party and Mellissa Vella & Rick Ramsey at Trianon Bar & Grill, Altoona (starts 7:30 p.m.)

Fuse at Heroes Tavern, Nanty Glo (starts 7:30 p.m.)

Lauren & Joe at Buccinese Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Second Edition at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Night Train at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Stephanie & the Wild Hearts at The New UVA Club, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Cajun Norm & the Jam Session Band at the Freight Station, Johnstown (starts 8 p.m.)

Rokkandy at The Bar, Boalsburg (starts 9 p.m.)

Partners in Crime at Windber Falcons, Windber (starts 8:30 p.m.)

The Sun King Warriors at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Bellwood UVHA, Bellwood (starts 9 p.m.)

Bone Jacked at Bedford Moose, Bedford (starts 9 p.m.)

Boogie T & Shizz Lo at Stage West, State College (starts 9 p.m.)

Rokkandy at The Bar, Boalsburg (starts 9 p.m.)

Lenina Crowne at Doggie’s Pub, State College (starts 9:30 p.m.)

Ted McCloskey & the Hi-Fi’s at Phyrst, State College (starts 10 p.m.)

Josh Gallagher (full band) at Woodside Bar & Grill, Johnstown (starts 10 p.m.)

My Hero Zero at Champs, State College (starts 10:30 p.m.)

SATURDAY 9/11:

Cambria County Arts & Heritage Festival at Duman Lake Park, Ebensburg; featuring Cambria Heights Bagpipe Band (10 a.m.), Tammy Carlson Little (11 a.m.), That Oldies Band (12 noon), The Boomers (4 p.m.) and Dan Stonerook (7 p.m.)

Matt Baker Local Cancer Fund Benefit with Josh Gallagher, Chris Woodward & Shindiggin’ and the Zac Grace Band at Huntingdon County Fairgrounds, Huntingdon (event starts 10 a.m.)

Northern Appalachian Folk Festival, downtown Indiana; featuring September 11th Ceremony (11 a.m.), Jimmy Herman & Gabe Allen (12 noon), Fiddle contest (1:30 p.m., open to fiddle, banjo, mandolin and guitar), Pure Gold (4:30 p.m.), The Peace Sign Band (6:30 p.m.) and Jukehouse Bombers (8:30 p.m.)

Homegrown Music Festival at Lorain Borough Park, Johnstown:

– Main Stage: 1:00 p.m. – Black Cat Moan, 2:30 p.m. – Jeff Perigo & Friends, 4:15 p.m. – Neon Belly, 6:00 p.m. – Even the Odds, 7:45 p.m. – Shades of June, 9:30 p.m. – West Hills All-Stars

– Acoustic Stage: 1:45 p.m. – Melissa Vella & Kenny Karlheim, 3:30 p.m. – Lauren & Joe, 5:15 p.m. – Brad Fisher, 7:00 p.m. – Ian Jeffreys, 8:45 p.m. – Justin Garman

Oktoberfest at Unter Uns Musical & Entertainment Society, Altoona; featuring Bronco and Karen Toter (1 p.m.), Phil McCaulley (4 p.m.) and Madel Jager (6 p.m.)

Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering at Greenwood Furnace State Park, Huntingdon; featuring Simple Gifts & Van Wagner (starts 7 p.m.)

“Camp Punksylvania” at Four Quarters Farm, Artemas (Bedford County); featuring Voodoo Glow Skulls, The Queers, Blanks 77, Public Serpents, Stolen Wheelchairs, Fat Chance, Tiger Sex, The Filthy Lowdown, Antagonizers ATL, Suzi Moon, Working Class Stiffs and more

Matt Pletcher at Buccinese Society, Altoona (Buccinese Pig Roast, starts 1 p.m.)

Community Jazz Jam at 3 Dots Downtown, State College (starts 1 p.m.)

Kimberly Dawn & Johann at Corn Maze, Portage (starts 2 p.m.)

Rokkandy at Frailey’s Greenhouse and Uncle D’s Winery, Houtzdale (annual Fall Festival, starts 2 p.m.)

Corner Brothers at 814 Cider Works (J.L. Farm & Cidery), State College (starts 5 p.m.)

Ma’am and Old Lady Forever at Elk Creekside, Millheim (starts 5 p.m.)

The Rust Project at Bella Terra Vineyards, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

Jae Smith at Olde Bedford Brewing Company, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

Tombstone at Germantown Winery, Portage (starts 6 p.m.)

Kelly & Mark (Biscuit Jam) at Good Intent Cider, Bellefonte (starts 6:30 p.m.)

Nate Gates at Spring Dam Brewing Co., Roaring Spring (starts 7 p.m.)

Chris Strait at Bedford Arts Cooperative (former Locality), Bedford (starts 7 p.m.)

Nick Miller at Juniata Brewing Company, Huntingdon (starts 7 p.m.)

Alec Henderson at Stadium Pub & Grille, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Trixie’s Pub, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

Mark Syster at Moonshine Mine Saloon, Nanty Glo (starts 7 p.m.)

Dan Vavrek at Heroes Tavern, Nanty Glo (starts 7:30 p.m.)

Jack Squat at Trianon Bar & Grill, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Kickin’ at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Urban Myth at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Force Of Habit at Drake’s Bar & Grill, Huntingdon (starts 8 p.m.)

Kimberly Dawn & Johann at Cresson American Legion, Cresson (starts 8 p.m.)

Pat & Jai at Fetz’s Sports Pub, Johnstown (starts 8 p.m.)

Donny Burns (acoustic) at We Are Inn (Lobby Grille), Philipsburg (starts 8 p.m.)

Big Daddy Bangers at Reliance Fire Company Social Hall, Philipsburg (starts 8 p.m.)

Shallow 9 at Four Dees Lounge, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Hair Force One at the Freight Station, Johnstown (CANCELLED)

The Tom Katz at First Catholic Sloval Bandhall, Johnstown (starts 9 p.m.)

The Rockin’ Rockers at Philipsburg American Legion, Philipsburg (starts 9 p.m.)

Anchor & Arrow at Doggie’s Pub, State College (starts 9:30 p.m.)

Fuse at Woodside Bar & Grill, Johnstown (starts 9:30 p.m.)

Ted McCloskey & the Hi-Fi’s at The Saloon, State College (starts 10 p.m.)

Spider Kelly at Zeno’s, State College (starts 10 p.m.)

1 Over 8 at Windber Hotel, Windber (starts 10 p.m.)

SUNDAY 9/12:

Cambria County Arts & Heritage Festival at Duman Lake Park, Ebensburg; featuring Tammy Carlson Little (11 a.m.), Dan Stonerook (12 noon) and Rosie & the Jammers (2 p.m.)

Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering at Greenwood Furnace State Park, Huntingdon; featuring Simple Gifts with Jerry Zolten & Folk Friends (starts 1:30 p.m.)

“Camp Punksylvania” at Four Quarters Farm, Artemas (Bedford County); featuring Voodoo Glow Skulls, The Queers, Blanks 77, Public Serpents, Stolen Wheelchairs, Fat Chance, Tiger Sex, The Filthy Lowdown, Antagonizers ATL, Suzi Moon, Working Class Stiffs and more

Samantha Press at Bella Terra Vineyards, Bedford (starts 2 p.m.)

Parking Lot Party with Half Tempted at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 4 p.m.)

Seldom Said No at Elk Creekside, Millheim (starts 5 p.m.)

The Band OZ at Newburg Fire Association Social Hall, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Black & Gold Tavern, Altoona (starts 7:30 p.m.)

Greg Burley at Trianon Bar & Grill, Altoona (starts 7:30 p.m.)

MONDAY 9/13:

Scott Shelby at Cookport Fair, Cookport (Midway stage, starts 7:30 p.m.)

TUESDAY 9/14:

“Tuesdays on the Terrace” Open Mic with Jason Adams at 3 Dots Downtown, State College (starts 5 p.m.)

Cookport Fair, Cookport:

– Midway Stage: Clay Bowser (starts 7:30 p.m.)

– Main Stage: Cathi Rhodes (Patsy Cline tribute, starts 7:30 p.m.)

Joe Quick at Doggie’s Pub, State College (starts 9:30 p.m.)

ONLINE: Brother Jack’s Happy Hour Live Stream (Facebook, starts 4 p.m.)

ONLINE: Chad Patterson Live on Facebook (Facebook, starts 7 p.m.)

WEDNESDAY 9/15:

Anchor & Arrow at Robin Hood Brewing Co., Bellefonte (starts 6 p.m.)

Cookport Fair, Cookport:

– Midway Stage: Big Tiny Show (starts 7:30 p.m.)

– Main Stage: Keystone State Quartet (gospel) (starts 7:30 p.m.)

Jam Night at Unter Uns Musical & Entertainment Society, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

Jam Night with The Frick Brothers at The Break Room, Twin Rocks (starts 7 p.m.)

Open Mic Night at Trixie’s Pub, Johnstown (starts 7 p.m.)

Jam Night at Dively’s Tavern, Johnstown (starts 9 p.m.)

THURSDAY 9/16:

Downtown Live! with Felix & the Hurricanes on the Diamond, Hollidaysburg (starts 6 p.m.)

Cookport Fair, Cookport:

– All Day: Big Tiny Show

– Fair Circle: 2 p.m. – Purchase Line High School Band

– Main Stage: 7 p.m. – That Oldies Band

The Steinbeisers & Friends at Sinking Valley Farm Show, Sinking Valley Fairgrounds, Skelp (starts 7 p.m.)

Donny Burns Duo at The Bar, Boalsburg (starts 7 p.m.)

Marcinko, Rudolph & Davis (PSU Jazz Jam) at Pine Grove Hall, Pine Grove Mills (starts 8 p.m.)

ONLINE: Bob Helbig Live Stream (Facebook, starts 7 p.m.)

(NOTE: More shows may be added to this list as information becomes available. Feel free to check back.)

To report additional shows or corrections to this listing, email information to jptheprofessor@gmail.com. Deadline to submit information for the initial posting is each Friday morning at 9 a.m.